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    Re: Central Heating - any plumbers out there?
    Reply #10 on: 30 March, 2021, 08:38:02 pm
    30 March, 2021, 08:38:02 pm
     :745: Sounds great fun, wonder what neighbours think.
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    Reply #11 on: 30 March, 2021, 09:51:22 pm
    30 March, 2021, 09:51:22 pm
    *Originally Posted by Paul2bikes [+]
    Sounds like London prices. All the kit; boiler, flue & electrickery gadget, cost me under 1500, then 350 for the plumber to fit it all & that included running a 3/4" pipe from the main line 'cos the old boiler was 1/2", took him a day & half all in, he is a pensioner.

    when was that ???
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    Reply #12 on: 31 March, 2021, 07:31:15 am
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    *Originally Posted by tiggersteve [+]
    when was that ???

    As said in previous post, 2016. The kit is still similar price, plumber might want a bit more.

    Oop norf we can't afford yer London prices.  :745:
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    Reply #13 on: 31 March, 2021, 03:34:11 pm
    31 March, 2021, 03:34:11 pm
    *Originally Posted by Dusty ST [+]
    Not seen any prices yet, but we're pretty resigned to paying what ever it takes - so Brighton prices, probably similar to London  :155:
    I'll be pleased to get it fixed, the current system is driving me nuts while working from home!  :112:
    General opinion is that the boiler is choked with scale and debris, causing the flow rate to drop and boiling the water which sounds like someone taking a club hammer to the pipes - you can hear it banging from the street.
    Sometimes if it's in a really bad way the whole thing will trip out as the water isn't moving quick enough.
    Sounds like you could benefit from fitting a water softener in the system!?

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    Reply #14 on: 31 March, 2021, 07:04:11 pm
    31 March, 2021, 07:04:11 pm
    *Originally Posted by Paullie [+]
    Sounds like you could benefit from fitting a water softener in the system!?

    you can not drink softened water so it can't be connected to  your incoming supply you would probably have to 'T' off into the softener and put another line in that links your utilities,
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    Re: Central Heating - any plumbers out there?
    Reply #15 on: 31 March, 2021, 08:04:14 pm
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    If boiler is clogged up, how about pipes & rads?
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    Re: Central Heating - any plumbers out there?
    Reply #16 on: 01 April, 2021, 12:26:45 am
    01 April, 2021, 12:26:45 am
    *Originally Posted by Paul2bikes [+]
    If boiler is clogged up, how about pipes & rads?
    Thorough job should flush and backflush, I understand. Probably not perfect, but can help if you've got some nice antique radiators.

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    Re: Central Heating - any plumbers out there?
    Reply #17 on: 14 April, 2021, 01:15:57 am
    14 April, 2021, 01:15:57 am
    *Originally Posted by Paullie [+]
    Thorough job should flush and backflush, I understand. Probably not perfect, but can help if you've got some nice antique radiators.

    Our Rads had a good flush after we had a Combi fitted.
    You should have seen the crap that came out. 2 years later we had a second flush out just to be sure.
    At the time the boiler was fitted my man fitted a water treatment unit into the heating system. Refill the reservoir with treatment balls once a year... jobs a good un.
    I never touched it, you can't blame me, it went off when I was cleaning it.

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    Re: Central Heating - any plumbers out there?
    Reply #18 on: 14 April, 2021, 07:05:30 pm
    14 April, 2021, 07:05:30 pm
    Nothing will fix bad water, you will pay.  Decide on what and how much when. (water or hardware)


    If the water fairy showed up and the water was perfect, configuration of the system and size (existing and CONDITION OF SAID PIPES) the pipe issue you really want to look at the end of the loop to see what you have going on from the likely worst area to the boiler.
    Then to answer your question, depends (lol) sorry. Who is in the area for sales and service that's legitimate.   They both really come close to each other depending on the model and brand, a reputable dealer will suggest the best system for you and not their back pocket. 
    Worst case, all your pipes need to come out so could go from EVERYTHING replaced to just the boiler.
    OH,, get your pipe tested for wall thickness. It's not uncommon to have them riot from the inside. First leak is notice the pipes are now paper and a huge surprise.
    Knowing you have 20 or 50 years is great to man they are paper now and watch out. 


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    Re: Central Heating - any plumbers out there?
    Reply #19 on: 14 April, 2021, 07:26:09 pm
    14 April, 2021, 07:26:09 pm
    Well the results are in, we had our third quote to replace our heating arrived today and 3 out of 3 advise us to go for a combi.
    Now it's a choice of boiler to go with two have gone for an Ideal, but one has quoted for a boiler with a higher output, the other has gone for a Worcester-Bosch equal to the higher Ideal boiler.
    Think it's going to be the Worcester, even though the guy rides a BMW...
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